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Master of Human Resource Management

I’ve been a student of UCCI since 2005. UCCI offered me a wonderful opportunity that I would not have received had I obtained my degree from abroad—that is, to work and study at the same time in order to accomplish my educational goal. I would simply like to thank the outstanding faculty who made themselves available and encouraged me along the way. It’s because of UCCI, that I have completed my Associate's, Bachelor's and Master of Human Resource Management degrees. I have reached both my educational and career goals!

- Kayla Shibli

Graduate of UCCI's Master of Human Resource Management

(MHRM)

Overview

A Master in Human Resources Management (MHRM) at UCCI Division of Business and Finance prepares students with the skills needed to meet the real-world, real-time challenges of human resources. Whether you previously studied human resources (HR) as part of an undergraduate business degree, or you’re a professional seeking to access a range of HR careers, a master’s in human resource management could be the perfect next step in developing your critical understanding of people and the businesses they work for. The programme is an 18-month, 36-credit-hour course of study. Classroom activities incorporate a wide range of teaching and learning methodologies including Lectures, Case Studies, Simulations, Seminars and Independent and team practical research projects.  Students will also have the option to apply and complete the HRCI’s PHR, or SPHR certifications. 

Flexible Scheduling

The Master’s in Human Resources Management (MHRM) is a flexible 18-month schedule which comprises 24 credits of coursework and 12 credits of applied research.  Courses are focused on HR strategy; business fundamentals and the functional areas of HR. Classes are usually on weekends using a Hyflex modality.  Students also have the option to register and complete the HR Certification Institute® (HRCI) PHR, or SPHR certifications. UCCI is a HRCI examination centre, so students do not have to go abroad to do their professional HR certification.

Key Features

  • An immersive experience that allows you to seek employment in a number of sectors, particularly (but not exclusively) to recruitment, training, and development, job appraisal, promotion, and employee relations.
  • Engage with courses specifically relating to the HR field and develop skills and knowledge related to understanding organisational behaviour.
  • Develop the knowledge of collective bargaining, recruiting techniques and how to select the best candidates for available positions.
  • Graduates are generally involved in hiring, training, and promoting employees, workforce coordination and development, and other personnel management decisions.

Entry Requirements

What qualifications do you need?

Welcome to you, potential Graduate School Students. Please see a list of requirements for the programme below. Don’t worry if your qualifications are not listed here, we take a range of factors into account when assessing your application and are happy to consider other alternative combinations of qualifications and experience.

  • Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree.
  • All applications will be reviewed by a committee for selection.
  • All applicants are required to write a statement of purpose - Approximately 500 to 1000 words.

Why earn a master’s degree in HRM at UCCI?

  • Affordability
  • Flexibility
  • Dedicated Faculty
  • Outstanding Curriculum

Course Details

The UCCI MHRM was designed in collaboration with the Cayman Islands Society of Human Resource Professionals (CISHRP) along with the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) in the USA, to offer examinations on island. This programme will focus on critically assessing the role of human resources in modern organizations, from hiring procedures to strategies for motivating employees, and systems for developing and retaining talent.

  • This section of the program is divided into two parts: (1) Human Resource Management and the Environment and (2) Acquiring Human Resource Capability

    Part 1: Human Resource Management and the Environment

    • GHRM 514: Strategies in HR Management
    • GHRM: 517:  HRM in Context: International & Local
    • GHRM 510: Employment Law

    Part 2: Acquiring Human Resource Capability

    • GHRM 511: Competitive Staffing
  • This section of the program is divided into two parts: (1) Developing Human Resource Capability and (2) Compensating and Managing Human Resources 

    Part 1: Developing Human Resource Capability

    • GHRM 512: Effective Training & Development

    Part 2: Compensating and Managing Human Resources 

    • GHRM: 513:  Compensation & Performance Management
    • GHRM 516: Organizational Development 

    Additionally, in the Spring session, you can:

    • Participate in an Introduction to Research and Writing workshop in preparation for the GHRM 505: Research Methods in Business and Management in the summer. This workshop will improve your research skills to effectively identify a problem, scope your research, analyse data, and present your findings.
    • Gain US accredited professional training through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) is the premier credentialing organization for the human resource profession, setting the standard for HR rigour, excellence, and expertise for more than 45 years.
  • In the summer session, you will write your research proposal and submit to the university’s Institutional Review Board (IRB). You will complete GHRM 505: Research Methods in Business and Management.  This course covers the planning and execution of HRM research projects, from investigating and researching HR issues to designing and implementing research and then evaluating and reviewing the results.

  • During this 6-month period, you will complete your Applied Research in Business and Management (GHRM 507). This independent research would allow you to apply your HR knowledge to real world experiences and issues. This final module, as with all others, is flexible with respect to the students’ professional obligations.  Each student works with a UCCI faculty member with expertise in the study area.  You will also be provided with an opportunity to defend your thesis. A thesis defence is an oral presentation and discussion of a thesis study. The purpose is to share the study's results and to demonstrate to the committee and the academic community that the author has done work of sufficient quality to receive the master's degree and can speak to it in an open forum.

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